14 Jun
Thu / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Summer Art Detectives: Gallery Investigations + Sketching

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Gallery Investigations + Sketching • Visit the Gallery Cart to get involved with looking games; touch hands-on materials; and talk about what you see with a friendly MFAH educator. At each program, families investigate art from[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Me, Myself, and I: Self-Portraits”

    Beck Building

    Determining the messages artists are trying to communicate through their art leads to much speculation. But what are they trying to communicate when they use their own visage as subject matter? Join this guided, 45-minute[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Tour “An Artist of the Floating World”

    Law Building

    If you have read An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro, you are invited to a guided tour featuring the exhibition Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art, as well[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Lecture “Issues of Identity and Artistic Expression: The Case of Wifredo Lam”

    Law Building

    Tenth Annual Eleanor and Frank Freed Lecture “Issues of Identity and Artistic Expression: The Case of Wifredo Lam” Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini Speaker: Lowery[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Masterworks of Latin American Art”

    Beck Building

    Explore paintings by 20th-century Latin American masters on this 45-minute gallery talk presented in conjunction with the exclusive loan exhibition Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini.

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Anthony van Dyck

    Beck Building

    Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) captured the look of "casual elegance" in his portraits that would influence the genre of portrait painting.  Explore this look through two portraits of important figures from the English court on this 20-minute gallery talk. This[…]

15 Jun
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Highlights of the MFAH

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute gallery talk.  

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture: "Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Creation of the Grand Style in English Painting"

    Law Building

    Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Creation of the Grand Style in English Painting Presented by David E. Brauer, senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art, MFAH Lectures are open to the public and free with general[…]

  3. FILMS
    Payback

    Law Building

    Margaret Atwood regaled Houston audiences in January with her spirited reading and repartee at the Inprint Brown Reading Series. Her visionary work Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is the basis for this[…]

16 Jun
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Looking Back at the Old Masters”

    Beck Building

    Who are the “Old Masters,” and what made them masterful? Explore a selection of 16th- to 18th-century paintings. Some are on view in exhibitions such as Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, and others[…]

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